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Gearbox Swap Advice please...

Post by hugejp » 20 Jul 2017 21:17

I am looking to do gearbox swap between 2 of my Patrols.

I have a 98 Manual 4.5 petrol GU & a 2003 Auto 4.2 Tdi GU (ex 3.0 Hand-grenade)

I would very much like to Swap out the boxes between these vehicles - So put the manual box (from the Petrol) into the Diesel & the Auto box (from the Diesel) into the petrol.

Converting the Diesel to manual shouldn't be too crazy, but I am a little concerned about fitting the auto to the 4.5 Petrol... Does any one have any experience getting the 4.5 to "talk to the auto"?

Any advice would be very welcome

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Re: Gearbox Swap Advice please...

Post by Peter Connan » 21 Jul 2017 02:02

No.

But i do have a little bit of experience of that auto on a 4.5, and to my mind it's not a good match.

That engine wants to rev, and the gearbox has been programmed not to...

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Re: Gearbox Swap Advice please...

Post by Michael » 21 Jul 2017 05:33

Peter Connan wrote: That engine wants to rev, and the gearbox has been programmed not to...
Having the same problem on the TD42 that its currently bolted to. It wants to keep the engine around 1700rpm and thats far from the sweet spot on the TD42
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Re: Gearbox Swap Advice please...

Post by hugejp » 21 Jul 2017 07:45

The real goal here is to change the diesel to manual.

The 4.5 is being converted into a gameviewer as we speak, so performance wont be top of its list & an auto gameviewer may be smoother & more comfortable.

Trying to kill two birds here, but in reality the bias goes to the diesel...
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Re: Gearbox Swap Advice please...

Post by Wilkie » 21 Jul 2017 07:55

hugejp wrote:I am looking to do gearbox swap between 2 of my Patrols.

I have a 98 Manual 4.5 petrol GU & a 2003 Auto 4.2 Tdi GU (ex 3.0 Hand-grenade)

I would very much like to Swap out the boxes between these vehicles - So put the manual box (from the Petrol) into the Diesel & the Auto box (from the Diesel) into the petrol.

Converting the Diesel to manual shouldn't be too crazy, but I am a little concerned about fitting the auto to the 4.5 Petrol... Does any one have any experience getting the 4.5 to "talk to the auto"?

Any advice would be very welcome

Regards

JP
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Re: Gearbox Swap Advice please...

Post by hugejp » 21 Jul 2017 11:41

Dankie Errol!
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Re: Gearbox Swap Advice please...

Post by Peter Connan » 21 Jul 2017 19:53

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